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Portland police: 71 arrested in Saturday protests

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At one point due to high number of arrests Saturday, Portland police had to use a TriMet bus to take arrested protesters to the Central Precinct. (Portland Police Bureau) At one point due to high number of arrests Saturday, Portland police had to use a TriMet bus to take arrested protesters to the Central Precinct. (Portland Police Bureau)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Portland Police Bureau that the arrest total from Saturday night’s protest in the downtown area reached 71 people.

That number dwarfs the arrest totals from previous nights of protests and seems to indicate a change in operations with the police in terms of dealing with the protests that have been ongoing since the election of Donald Trump.

Officers said most of the arrests happened after crowds failed to obey many orders to clear the streets downtown. Officers also cited a number of arrests were tied to instances of protesters throwing projectiles at police, including bottles and lit road flares.

Of the 71 arrested, 67 were booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Five people were given citations, including one man who was first given a citation before being arrested again and booked into the jail.

According to the PPB, the largest group of arrests came around 11 p.m. at Southwest Stark Street and Broadway, where police had to call for a TriMet bus to transport all of the arrested people to the Central Precinct.

Police also said Sunday that a bureau FIU was marked with graffiti by an unknown suspect early in the morning.

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